Apply to be a teacher on call

  • Before you apply
  • Rates of pay
  • Apply to be a teacher on call in Whitehorse
  • Apply to be a teacher on call in a rural school
  • How to find and accept teacher-on-call jobs

  1. Before you apply

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for a teacher-on-call position, you must be legally eligible to work in Canada. To be eligible, you must:

    • be a Canadian citizen;
    • be a permanent resident; or
    • have a work permit.

    What you need to apply

    You need the following information to apply to become a teacher on call:

    • Security clearance (RCMP criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check).
    • A written reference from your principal if you were a student at a Yukon school in the past 5 years.
    • A teaching certificate and licence number is not required but is preferred.

    Security clearance

    To complete a security clearance, follow these steps.

    1. Visit your local police detachment with 2 pieces of identification.
    2. Follow the instructions given to you by the police detachment to complete the process. The fee for a vulnerable sector check can vary. Ask the police detachment about the cost. 
    3. Bring the original to Department of Education's Human Resources Branch.
      In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     

    Your vulnerable sector check is valid for 2 years from the date the police verifies the search. You must keep it current, even if it expires in the middle of a school year.


  2. Rates of pay

    As a teacher on call:

    • you're paid by the day, not the hour;
    • a full workday shows as 5 hours on your pay advice forms, even though the length of a school day varies at each school; and 
    • your qualifications determine your pay.

    Category 1 – $142.12 per day

    You qualify as a Category 1 teacher on call if you do not have a teaching certificate or a bachelor’s degree.

    Category 2 – $175.14 per day

    You qualify as a Category 2 teacher on call if you hold a bachelor’s degree. You must provide a copy of your transcripts to show proof of your degree.

    Your Category 2 rate:

    • takes effect on the date we receive your transcripts; and
    • is not retroactive to your 1st day of work.

     

    Category 1 pay rate applies until the day we receive your transcripts.

    Category 3 – $228.37 per day

    You qualify as a Category 3 teacher on call if you're a certified teacher. You must add 1 of the following to your profile to qualify:

    • a copy of your valid Yukon teaching certificate;
    • a valid teaching certificate from another Canadian jurisdiction; or
    • a letter of eligibility for a teaching certificate in Canada with your transcripts.

     

    Your Category 3 rate:

    • takes effect on the date we receive these documents; and
    • is not retroactive to your 1st day of work.

     

    A Category 1 pay rate applies until the day we receive your documentation.


  3. Apply to be a teacher on call in Whitehorse

    All teacher-on-call jobs end after each school year. You must apply each year to be on the teacher-on-call list. Follow these steps to apply.

    1. Create a free account or login to your account on the Yukon Education portal. When registering a new account, choose "Teachers, Principals and Superintendent" on the dropdown menu in "Select Position Category".
    2. Log in to the Yukon Education portal
    3. Under the "portfolio" tab, choose "my portfolio".
    4. Answer all the mandatory questions and choose the "save" button.
    5. At the top of the page on the right, choose "edit preferences".
    6. When asked if you want to be considered for occasional teaching, choose "yes". Choose "save".
    7. Follow the next set of instructions and answer the remaining questions.
    8. Choose "supporting documents" and include any relevant supporting documents, including:
      • payroll documents;
      • résumé;
      • cover letter;
      • certifications and diplomas;
      • teaching certificate or licence number;
      • original vulnerable sector check;
      • teaching evaluations;
      • reference letters; and
      • transcripts.
    9. To fill out your email and phone number, under the "portfolio" tab, choose "personal information".
    10. Choose "save" at the bottom of the page to complete your profile.

    What's next

    When your application has been completed, you'll receive emails:

    • confirming your profile has been set up; and
    • with onboarding documents to prepare you to work in Yukon schools as a teacher on call.

  4. Apply to be a teacher on call in a rural school

    All teacher-on-call jobs end after each school year. You must apply each year to be on the teacher-on-call list. Follow these steps to apply.

    1. Visit your local school to pick up a teacher-on-call application package.
    2. Fill out your application form.
    3. Include supporting documents, such as: 
      • payroll documents;
      • résumé;
      • cover letter;
      • certifications and diplomas;
      • teaching certificate or licence number;
      • original vulnerable sector check;
      • teaching evaluations;
      • reference letters; and
      • transcripts.
    4. Send your application form and documents.
      Mail: 
      Government of Yukon
      Department of Education
      Human Resources (E-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    Next steps

    When you've submitted all your documents:

    1. Human Resources will send you confirmation if you're placed on the teacher-on-call list.
    2. The school will contact you when a teacher on call or staff is needed.

  5. How to find and accept teacher-on-call jobs

    EasyConnect

    EasyConnect is a system that contacts you when jobs are available. 

    On the same day:

    Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    For future days:

    • Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and
    • Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

     

    Statutory holidays are treated as Sunday.

    Employee identification number (EIN)

    You may need your employee identification number (EIN) when contacted for a job. You can find this:

    • on your pay stub; or
    • through your online profile under "edit preferences" on the occasional employee section.

    How to accept teacher-on-call jobs

    Once you accept a job, EasyConnect will not contact you for other jobs that take place at the same time. If you do not accept the job, EasyConnect will contact other names on the list.

    When EasyConnect contacts you about a teacher-on-call job, you can respond in 3 ways:

    Phone:

    1. When asked, enter your employee identification number (EIN) and choose # on the keypad.
    2. Choose 5 to accept or 4 to decline.
    3. Choose 2 to repeat.

    Phoning EasyConnect:

    Phone toll free 1-855-279-3279.

    1. Enter school district 16 for Yukon Education.
    2. Enter your EIN and choose # on the keypad.
    3. Listen to the jobs available.
    4. Choose 5 to accept or 4 to decline.
    5. You'll get a confirmation email when you accept.

    Text:

    After you get a text, you can respond in 2 ways.

    Log into your Yukon Education account:

    1. Under the "occasional employees" tab, go to your "postings archive" page. 
    2. Choose the job you're interested in.
    3. Choose "accept". 
    4. You'll get a confirmation email when you accept.

    Email:

    After you choose the link at the bottom of the email to see the job, you can respond in 3 ways. 

    Log into your Yukon Education account:

    1. Under the "occasional employees" tab, go to your "postings archive" page.
    2. Choose the job you're interested in.
    3. Choose "accept".
    4. You'll get a confirmation email when you accept.

    Phone toll free 1-855-279-3279:

    1. Enter school district 16 for Yukon Education.
    2. Enter your EIN and choose # on the keypad.
    3. Listen to the jobs available.
    4. Choose 5 to accept or 4 to decline.
    5. You'll get a confirmation email when you accept.

    Smartphone:

    1. Log into your Yukon Education account through a browser on your phone.
    2. Choose "posting archive" to see or accept a job.
    3. Choose "accepted postings" to see accepted jobs.
    4. You'll get a confirmation email when you accept.

    How to update your availability

    1. Log into your Yukon Education account.
    2. Under the "occasional employees" tab, choose "my calendar".
    3. Choose the arrows at the top of the calendar to change the month.

    One-time occurrence event

    1. Choose to "add an event".
    2. Add a description that is only visible to you.
    3. Choose a date.
    4. Choose "all day" or the hours you're unavailable.
    5. If you choose "until further notice", you'll be booked out until you change it. 
    6. Choose "save".

    Recurring event

    1. Choose to "add an event".
    2. Add a description that is only visible to you. 
    3. Choose the days of the week of your recurring event. 
    4. Choose "all day" or the hours you're unavailable. 
    5. Choose "save". 

     

    For more details on accepting teacher-on-call jobs, review Your online account and EasyConnect.  


Contact 

For questions, email anita.diakow@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-8163 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 8163.